A 35-year-old biology teacher was suffering from hypochondriasis* for the past 4 years. He became anxious over minor symptoms, even though he looked normal and healthy. Whenever he heard about a friend or a relative having hypertension or diabetes, he became anxious that he could also have the same disease. Overwhelmed by fear, he starts experiencing the symptoms of numbness and tingling in his feet mimicking diabetes; chest pain and palpitations mimicking hypertension; or burning sensation in chest mimicking peptic ulcer. Intense fear coupled with these symptoms, in particular palpitations, used to make him restless with intense suffering and he was not able to sleep properly. Many times he even thought of committing suicide. He was given counselling where it was explained that all his symptoms are psychosomatic, only due to psychological factors of fear, anxiety and stress. All the lab reports like BP, blood sugar and lipid profile were absolutely normal.
In August 2016, he was given the following remedy:
#1. CC4.5 Ulcers + CC4.10 Indigestion + CC10.1 Emergencies + CC12.1Adult tonic + CC14.1 Male tonic + CC15.1 Mental & Emotional tonic + CC15.2 Psychiatric disorders + CC18.1 Brain disabilities...TDS
After 15 days, he reported that he didn’t have palpitations even though he was having thoughts related to this. After 2 months, his situation had worsened and he told the practitioner that he didn’t take the pills for the past few weeks. He was strongly advised to continue the remedy as per schedule but his combo was enhanced as follows:
#2. CC17.2 Cleansing + #1...TDS
He was also advised to follow relaxation techniques like meditation and pranayam. After a week he reported a 20% decrease in occurrence of negative thoughts and symptoms and after one month he felt 90% better. He was advised to continue #2 and after 4 months he felt 100% healthy. He continued at TDS for 2 months, then BD for 2 months and finally OD for 1 month. Now he felt confident and happy and so stopped the remedy. The patient is following a positive life style with regular practice of yoga. He is very grateful for this wonderful healing.
Editor’s note: *Hypochondriasis or hypochondria is a condition in which a person is inordinately worried about having a serious illness. It has been claimed that this debilitating condition results from an inaccurate perception of the condition of body or mind despite the absence of an actual medical diagnosis. An individual with hypochondriasis is known as a hypochondriac. Hypochondriacs become unduly alarmed about any physical or psychological symptoms they detect, no matter how minor the symptom may be, and are convinced that they have, or are about to be diagnosed with, a serious illness.